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not the turn around. [ laughter ] >> bret: thanks for inviting us into your home tonight. that's it for "special report" fair balanced and unafraid. >> just when i thought this case couldn't get any more bizarre. >> shepard: it was only getting started. closing arguments and a key ruling in the murder trial of george zimmerman. the jury gets a new option. the defense gets frustrated and the judge gets fed up. plus, new, from the san francisco jet crash, in the early going, you where were the first responders 911 emergency, what are you reporting. >> there has been a crash at the airport. there are people injured on the tarmac. >> we are at the san francisco airport. our plane just crashed. rab out of the airplane. >> shepard: some passengers pleaded for ambulances. >> there are a bunch of people who still need help and there are are not
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enough medics out here. >> shepard: tonight, the chaos after the crash. plus, country star randy travis was trying to put his life back together when his heart failed and last night doctors had perform emergency brain surgery after travis suffered a stroke. tonight, a a legend of country music fights for life. and caught in a river of mud oh my god. >> a flash flood pushes vehicles right off the road. >> oh my god. my car is totaled. >> his wasn't the only one. tonight driver's eye view as a mudslide carries away cars. >> i can't believe this. >> shepard: but first from fox this thursday night, the prosecutor says george zimmerman was a wanna be cop, a wanna be cop who profiled a teenager, took the law into his own hand and murdered trayvon martin. and then he lied about it. for two hours, 15 minutes
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today the prosecutor bernie delarandy spoke directly to the jurors and asked those jurors to find george zimmerman guilty in last year's shooting. the prosecutor began by saying that a teenager is dead because of the assumptions as i remember made. he ended by noting that the last paragraphs of trayvon martin are those of a medical examiner took and that the teenager's parents can't take any more pictures of their son. >> that's true because of the actions of one person, the man before you. was zimmerman. the man who was guilty of second-degree murder. thank you. >> shepard: could see zimmerman shaking his head at the end there. now, if the jurors decide not to convict him of murder in the second degree, they could still convict him of manslaughter. the judge also allowed that lesser included charge today. but she blocked an effort to include a lesser charge of murder in the third
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degree, committed during child abuse. saying the evidence doesn't support that. george zimmerman's defense team actually argued for no lesser charges at all. >> the state has charged him with second degree murder. they should be required to prove it if they can. and if they can't prove it, then that is the failing of the prosecution. >> shepard: but the judge didn't go for that. and so here we stand. three weeks into the trial, more than 50 witnesses have come and gone. the closing arguments are half way through and george zimmerman the man who shot and killed trayvon martin on that rainy night in central florida will soon find out his fate. phil keating leads our coverage from the court house in sanford, florida. once again today, the judge echoed -- i should say the prosecutor echoed george zimmerman's curse words recorded minutes before that shooting happened. >> shep, prosecutors contend those two key phrases uttered during zimmerman's initial phone call to police where it describes martin as
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suspicious are essential, clearly showing he had ill will, spite, and hate which is required under the state's second degree murder charge. less than an hour after martin walked home from 7/11, zimmerman says quote, these a holes always get away and f'ing punks. the prosecutors also said that martin was threateningly walking around his car with his hand in his waistband was just one of many lies. >> why does this defendant get out off the car if he thinks that trayvon martin is a threat to him. why? why? because he has got a gun. he has got the equalizer. is he going to take care of it. he is a wanna be cop. >> de la rionda he says he tailored his story specifically because he knew exactly how to use the state's stand your ground law. shep? >> shepard: that courtroom doll made another appearance today, phil. >> just like yesterday, shep, it was effective, getting most of the jurors to stand up on their feet
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in the jury box for a better look. the prosecutor also brought out the handgun zimmerman fired to kill martin and used his police reenactment video where zimmerman shows the gun was holstered behind his hip to call the straddling claim yet another lie. >> he is saying that arm pits -- how dogs get the gun out? arm pits. how does he get the gun out? >> throughout most of today, george zimmerman sat pretty much expressionless at the defense table just staring ahead, shep? >> shepard: phil, in the end, how did both of the families from both sides of this react in the courtroom? >> well, both families, the zimmermans and the martin parents so affected over the last 16 months by the trial and the case, rather, they sat just feet apart from each other in the courtroom, the parents of trayvon martin, sybrina
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fulton and tracy martin sat, they didn't cry today like they did at the beginning of this trial they just watched and listened sitting behind the special prosecutor who ultimately charged zimmerman and zimmerman's gladys zimmerman sat in the first row next to wife shelly zimmerman and while clearly disagreeing with almost everything leveled at their son and husband, they did not show it. tomorrow is the defense's turn, 8:30 a.m. eastern time right here at the courthouse in sanford. shep, back to you. >> shepard: phil keating at the courthouse for us. thank you. george zimmerman's entire future is going to come down to what the six women of the jury decide in the coming days, whether they believe that he was defending himself against trayvon martin or committing a crime. we have never seen a juror's faces on tv but our producers in the courtroom are watching him closely and they tell us all about him. for one thing, they have been paying a lot of attention, taking a lot of notes. today we're told that they were standing at one point as that doll was out. paying very close attention. all of them except one are white. five of them have children.
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the members of the jury include a nursing assistant, a property manager and animal rescuer along with a retiree, a stay at home mom and a safety officer. one juror once had to permit -- once had a permit to carry a concealed weapon but let that permit expire. another says after this shooting she told her children not to walk around at night. the jurors, of course, are ordinary people from seminole county, florida, who have spent weeks in this courtroom. they have been sequestered. and, tomorrow, they will start to decide whether george zimmerman should go free or go to prison. "the fox report's" correspondent jonathan hunt is live in our newsroom. does anything stand out about any of these jurors? >> well, some interesting points from our producer, gomez who has been in the court watching those jurors throughout this trial, shep. first of all, juror b 29, he says that she is the only one who has shown any sort of real emotion. apparently she looked saddened and somber when the pictures of trayvon martin's body were shown.
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then there is juror e-6. according to our producer she by far the most fervent and frequent note taker. almost transcribing the entire proceedings. and you were just talking about the dom demonstration. well e 6 was the first one to actually stand up and pier over to get a better look when that happened. the rest of the back rid of the filibuster jury followed her lead. finally there is juror e-40. she also apparently takes a lot of notes and is very attentive. she has also spoken on behalf of the group when the judge has asked them are you guys okay or do you need a break? a lot of court observers believe that she, e 40 or e 6 may end up as the jury foreperson, shep. >> shepard: a lot of evidence to sift through here and frankly a lot of emotion tied up in this. >> yes. the judge will obviously tell the jurors to only take into account the evidence. but i spoke to judge alex about this earlier and he said the attorneys will be trying to make sure that
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emotions do, indeed, play a part. listen. >> no question that lawyers try to play up to the taksim patties of jurors because if you can get their emotions on your side, you are that much closer to getting them to rationalize a verdict that might not be supported by the law. and i think that that's a big component in this particular case. >> and our producer in the court serafin gomez says all of the jurors so far have been very attentive in closing arguments. a few more hours of that attentiveness, shep, then they will start deliberating, shep? >> shepard: jonathan, thanks. greta van susteren is in sanford for the trial. we will speak with with her live about the evidence in the case. and what each side is trying to accomplish in closing arguments. that's coming up minutes from now inside fox report. but, first, the plane crash in san francisco. we thought we knew how the whole thing went down from the time the crash happened for at least the first few minutes. we did not. there are now dramatic 911 calls released today from
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saturday's plane crash. the passengers called just minutes after the boeing 777 leaving two dead and several injured. some callers pleaded with the dispatchers. >> there are no ambulances here. we have been on the ground 20 minutes. critical injuries. hello? >> is there any way an ambulance can be sent? >> are you with a lot of the ambulances that are there? >> no. they are not. we have people over here who weren't found and they're burned really badly. >> okay. we do have help started that wait a minute you said that they are there but there are not enough people, correct. >> she is severely burned she will probably die soon. >> ma'am, we have reports of it we are aware of the situation. >> i think we need some here as soon as possible. >> what runway are you at specific runway. >> i don't know the runway. >> learning new details of
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the flight itself. the pilot flying the asiana airplane told investigators the flash of light he saw before the plane hit did not effect his vision and lasaid it was not i see unlike what the ntsb speculated just yesterday. claudia cowan has the latest for us from san francisco tonight. these 911 calls, you know, we were led to believe that they were -- had 200 plus first responders on the scene like right away. these calls make it sound like they were all alone out there. >> well, you are right, shepard, that's what we were told about those 225 first responders arriving on scene within minutes, not so. according to passengers who have, we have heard, have began calling 911 right away. wondering where the help was. in fact, one passenger telling local news media he waited 40 minutes for paramedics to arrive. now the san francisco fire department is in defense mode saying that passengers might not have seen responding ambulances because they were apparently dispatched to a
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staging area and initially kept their distance out of concern the plane might explode. meantime federal investigators have wrapped things up here at the airport. they are sending some pieces of the plane back to agency headquarters for further analysis. >> it's a big structure, it's going to need to be removed very carefully. and they will be cutting through the wings to remove sections of the wings and then cutting through the fuselage to remove sections of the fuselage. that work is going to begin this evening and go on until it's completed. >> meantime, emotions ran high last night as some of the survivors returned to the crash site for a memorial. some cried. others just stared in disbelief getting one last look at all that wreckage before it is all cleared away. shepard, officials here at sfo hoping to have that run way back open for air traffic as soon as sunday night. >> shepard: claudia cowan at sfo tonight. new images of the wreckage
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just in to fox news from federal officials. here you will be able to see how vast the debris field was following that crash. look at that. this is inside the charred cabin following the fire. a serious set back to report tonight for the country music legend randy travis as he fights to recover from a stroke. ahead what doctors say about his chances and support he is getting from fellow performers and all his fans. plus, changing america's immigration system. some frequently encouraging words from both republicans and democrats on possible solutions. coming up from the journalists of fox news on this thursday fox report. when you experience something great, you want to share it. with everyone. that's why more customers recommend verizon, a's largest 4g lte network.
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>> shepard: a set back tonight for the country music singer randy travis as he tries to recover from heart failure in the hospital in texas. doctors say he has now had a stroke. they report they had to perform brain surgery yesterday on the 54-year-old grammy winner and he remains in critical condition as fox reports tonight. the past few years have been rough for randy
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travis. he divorced his long-time wife in 2010, has since had several run-ins with police, including an arrest last year after the cops claimed he threatened them after somebody found him lying naked on a road. but, as far as we know, he has been in good health until recently. trace gallagher is live in our west coast news hub. trace, a prognosis here? do we have any ideas? >> you know, shep, it's really only one of those time will tell prognosis because doctors say a lot of this really depends on how strong randy travis' heart really is they say make no mistake about it, he is in very very bad shape. they say one of the reasons he likely had a stroke is because his heart simply is not pumping enough blood through his body. so, therefore, his blood tends to thicken and that, it then tends to clot. after a stroke, even the littlest thing can be dire. here is a cardiologist. >> picture a patient who is on a breathing machine, on a heart pump, and on
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multiple different intravenous medications, holding a very narrow balance with a marginal blood pressure, maybe is awake, maybe is not awake. any little thing that happens could be an irregular heart rhythm, boom, they are getting resuscitated again. >> on top of that dire picture, shep, they also worry about fever, infection, and the possibility of randy travis having even more strokes. shep? >> shepard: say a lot of support is coming in. >> it really have remarkable between country music stars and country music fans. you look on twitter, there are thousands of responses. here is just a few of them that we found. country music super star brad paisley saying quote we are pulling for you, randy. joe nickels the country playr saying quote, praying for randy travis today y'all do the same hash tag country legend. the country legend kenny rogers saying my thoughts and prayers are with randy
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travis and his family. and speaking of randy travis' family, we are also told that his fiancee and his brother as well as other family members are now at randy travis' bedside. >> shepard: the hospital isn't saying what caused his stroke whether it was a blood clot that traveled to his brain or burst blood vessel in his head. if they reach the patient quickly, doctors say normally they give him or her a drug to dissolve that clot. you have heard the reports about the feds tracking all our phone calls at home, our emails at work and our browsing habits everywhere. but did you know they are also supposedly tracking each one of us under the sea? that's coming up. vo: traveling you definitely end up meeting a lot more people but
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>> shepard: the national security agency program that leaker ed snowden revealed is apparently just one of the ways the feds are keeping tabs on us. that is according to a report in the "the washington post" newspaper. remember, the post was one of the newspapers that first published ed snowden's account of the prism program, the one that mines records from phone and internet companies. that revelation, of course, sparked an enormous controversy and the feds defended the program calling it crucial to keeping us safe. now the "the washington post" reports it has obtained an instructional slide that suggests the nsa also collects data from cables under sea. catherine herridge is live in washington. what? >> well, that's right, shep. this us new slides from the. in sa's power point presentation suggests there are at least two data collection streams. prism, which we have already telling you about and collects data from tech companies and the second program called upstream that captures data directly by accessing fiber cables
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as the emails and phone traffic passes through them. the leaked document tells analysts to use both pots of so-called upstream and downstream data to do their work. in a letter today, to the board that oversees privacy and civil liberties for the public, the house minority leader saying the nsa leaks suggest the intelligence community's interpretation of the slaw way out of whack. >> we say that they are custodians of intelligence but not owners. and that they need to share much more of that information with us. meantime today's flight from moscow to havana cuba took a different route spiking rumors that he might be on board. the normal path in green cuts north across greenland and the eastern seaboard of the u.s. into cuba. this speculation even making the rounds at the white house briefing. >> i would refer you to agencies that handle flight paths and we believe that there is, you know,
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significant legal justification for him to be expelled from russia and to engage in only the international travel necessary to be returned to the united states. >> today's detower, according to flight trackers on the web was due to turbulence and nothing more sinister, shep. >> shepard: the foreign minister says that country has not yet received a formal response from ed snowden after it it offered asylum next week. bolivia and nicaragua have also offered him asylum. the camera caught the incredible rescue after a car ran right over an 8-year-old child. you will see why the location of this crash may have saved that life. plus, we will get back to sanford, florida, as we look ahead to the second day of closing arguments in the george zimmerman murder trial. greta van susteren will be with us to analyze the defense case. that's coming up as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news.
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>> shepard: man, this video is disturbing. a car runs over a little boy. the good news is they tell us he will be okay and he is our top story as we go around the world in 80 seconds. china. happened right outside a hospital in an eastern province, security cameras caught that black car rolling over the little boy after he bent down to tie his shoe. bystanders rushed to help lift the vehicle and pull him to safety, cops say the driver took full responsibility. doctors say with some minor
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injuring the boy should be fine. thailand. a local official survived an assassination attempt, thanks to his car's bullet proof windows. surveillance video shows the gunman walking up to the car just seconds after the official has gotten into it. the gunman fired at least seven rounds at the driver's window. police are still searching for the suspect. england. environmental activists trying to climb western europe's tallest building, the shard in london. all to protest oil drilling in the arctic. according to green peace, the demonstrators plan to attach some sort of artwork to the top of the building. mexico. a volcano east of mexico city spewing ash, gas, and water vapor into the sky. researchers say its activity has increased over the past week. officials say they are watching for signs of potentially dangerous major eruption. some 50,000 people live near that volcano. that's a wrap on this fox
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trip around the world in 80 seconds. i'm shepard smith. this is the fox report. it's the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news. a teenager is dead through no fault of his own. that's how the lead prosecutor began his animated closing arguments today in the murder trial of george zimmerman. >> he bought skittles and some kind of watermelon or ice tea or whatever it's called. that was his crime. he had $40 and 15 cents in his pockets. >> shepard: jurors are set to hear from zimmerman's attorneys tomorrow as they argue that their client did not commit murder in the second degree. that, instead, he shot trayvon martin defending himself. steve harrigan live outside the courthouse in sanford,
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florida. steve? >> shepard, it's likely that the bloody photos of george zimmerman will be front and center in the final arguments of the defense tomorrow. also, it's likely that those seven witnesses who claimed they heard george zimmerman's voice crying out for help on those 911 tapes will also play a key role in their arguments. in addition, what could become key will be the judge's instruction to the jury. expected to last about 15 minutes. she has added the charge of manslaughter to that second degree murder charge. that could carry a penalty of up to 30 years. one thing also to keep in mind, if the jury gets this case tomorrow afternoon, it is quite possible they could work late into the night on friday, possibly the weekend as well. this jury made up of six women, some of whom have young children, they have been sequestered for three weeks, obviously eager to get back to their families, they have been denying their breaks and getting them home quickly is something the judge has seemed very willing to try and accommodate. shepard, back to you. >> shepard: indeed, steve, thanks. let's get some context and
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perspective now. greta van susteren is with us. she is the host of "on the record" and live in central florida for us tonight. greta, your thoughts on today? >> well, shep, i think actually the defense did a very bad day today. i think the prosecution actually sort of abandoned murder in the second degree in their argument. they would have to show ill will or hatred. what they went for was manslaughter. steve harrigan talked about man slaughter carries a huge penalty in florida up to 30 years in prison. what the problem is now that they said that george zimmerman essentially profiled trayvon martin and as a result of his negligent profiling that trayvon martin died, which is essentially manslaughter. really pushed that they pushed the manslaughter. they did mention a little bit of ill will and hatred with respect to some comments that george zimmerman made on the phone about trayvon martin. but they really pushed manslaughter. that's a problem for the defense tomorrow because the defense theory has always been self-defense and now they have got to sort of fight against this manslaughter charge. in order to win against manslaughter, they have to say essentially that trayvon martin jumped and surprised zimmerman and that he had had essentially
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given up tracking of trayvon martin. they have got the jury has got to believe all those audio statements and the video statements of george zimmerman to believe that he was not the aggressor and that he was surprised and had a reasonable fear of his life. but i will tell you, this was actually -- i know a lot of people didn't think it was a great closing argument by the prosecution but if you look at it and it dissect it they sort of abandoned the murder in the second they really focused on manslaughter. that's a serious charge here. the jury may want to compromise and give a little bit to the defense and a little bit to the prosecution. that's the defense's big es nightmare. >> shepard: how much auto could it be that the jurors were promised one thing and in closing arguments they really got another? >> well, i don't know. i guess i have been there, done that we always sort of promise things in opening statements. we're very ambitious lawyers in prosecution and defense. i think that the jury probably has forgotten opening statements. they have got to look at the evidence and sort through. this is a tough case. trach martin is not here to testified testify.
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george were martin has in essence testified he has given video and audio statements. they have got ton know george because is he sitting in the courtroom. it's going to be hard to look at him and think he is full of ill will and hate. what the prosecution right that his false assumptions about travon martin. unreasonable assumption that a man armed with skittles and with tea that that was a man he should be feared. what the defense has got to do tomorrow is say, no, george zimmerman is walking through the dark and out of the blue he got jumped. he had no idea whether trayvon martin was alone. no idea where weather trayvon martin had a weapon. he got his head banged against the cement and basically fighting for his life. stood his ground and fought back in self-defense. it's one of those cases. i think the prosecution had a very weak case on murder in the second degree. defense lawyers tonight, i would worry very much about that manslaughter, shep. >> shepard: greta, we will watch for you "on the record" tonight here on fox news channel. 10:00 eastern, 9:00 central. the judge announce dollars that the defense attorneys will begin their closing arguments tomorrow morning right around 8:30 florida time eastern time.
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we'll have live coverage throughout the day uninterrupted by commercial breaks, coverage of the closing arguments again tomorrow here on fox news channel and on our web site at foxnews.com. republican senators today grilled president obama's pick for the chief american diplomat for europe on a lot more than just european policy. victoria nuland is the former state department spokeswoman. emails showed she played a big part in crafting the administration's so-called talking points following last year's terror attack in benghazi. and while some republicans today said they do not dispute her nomination, they did question her numerous times about her role in the days after that attack. james rosen with the news live in washington tonight. james? >> shep, good evening. a former ambassador to nato, victoria nuland has worked for the last three presidents. and she is married to bob kagan, an influential conservative in foreign policy circles. new land's rise in official washington was threatened by benghazi to. hear her tell it, when new
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land was pushing her colleagues at cia to delete references to terrorism from the benghazi talking points she was acting, quote on instinct and not doing the bidding of then secretary of state hillary clinton even when nuland wrote to her cia colleagues these revisions don't resolve all of my issues or those of my building leadership. they are consulting with national security staff. >> can you just tell me who that building leadership was, who you are referring to there? >> the only person that i consulted with that night was my regular reporting channel. >> and that person is. >> at the time that was jake sullivan. >> jake sullivan is now vice president biden's top national security advisor. last september, sullivan was deputy chief of staff to then secretary of state clinton. clinton has denied knowing anything about the cia and benghazi which was also attacked that night being used for a covert operation to run guns to the syrian rebels. but one lawmaker pressed that theory again today.
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>> there are many of us who believe that it was -- it had to do with an arms trade going out of the cia annex and that perhaps people were unhappy about arms being taken from one group to another and sent to another that may have incited the rioting and may have incited the terrorist attack. >> if confirmed, nuland will become assistant secretary of state for european and your asian affairs. job mccain and chuck schumer today met with the president at the white house to discuss immigration reform. both senators leading authors from the senate bill that passed last month and both senators expressed optimism over the future of possible legislation as the issue hits the house. well, their sit down came one day after house republicans met behind closed doors. today, the house speaker john boehner said the vast majority of republicans believe they need to deal with immigration reform. but the speaker says republicans will handle it one issue at a time. still the white house says
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it's a positive development. >> moving through this in a methodical step-by-step approach, allows members to read the bills, understand the bills, and, frankly, allows the american people to have greater confidence. >> there is a broad coalition to support common sense in immigration reform and we are pleased the house recognizes that inaction is not an option. >> shepard: speaker boehner adds he is more concerned about doing immigration right than meeting any deadlines. the u.s. state department has now expressed serious concern over recent moves from egypt's interim government. a look here at supporters of that country's deposed former president cairo. that interim government ordered the leader of the president's political organization and several other prominent islamist accusing them of inciting violence on monday that turned deadly. here is the state department spokeswoman today. >> the arrest we have seen,
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of course, over the past several days, targeting specific groups are not in line with the national reconciliation that the interim government and military say they are pursuing. >> shepard: jen psaki said it's hard to say how egypt can move beyond the crisis if it's already making arrests that she calls politicized. the driver struck in the thick of this massive mudslide you see behind me. he managed to shoot some incredible video of his ordeal as it it happened. we will hear from him and show you the tape. plus, scientists report they have discovered a wonder drug. a wonder drug that those scientists say might wipe out cancer. they say he they are preparing to test it on people for the first time. we will give you the details. but, first, the man who helped invent the party game twister has died after a battle with alzheimer's. back in the 1960's, charles foley and a partner came up with the game you play on the floor using a mat with colored circles. they originally called it pretzel but as twister it
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then. >> oh my god. >> and under his wheels. >> my car was swept off the side of the road i was still like trying to stare and just slamming on the brake as though that was going to help anything. >> that was what it looked like outside the vehicle as the waters carried it away. >> my car seemed to stop somehow luckily and sat there for probably half an hour while the floodwaters just kept pouring down on either side of my car. finally, i just got tired of sitting there out the drivers side window of my car, the roof of my car and jumped across the water on to the on ramp to the highway. >> incredible, right? they had had a bad fire there and they think that may have contributed to that mud slight slide. the driver says he was fine once he made it back to the road and while some two dozen cars got up in the flood and the muds, emergency crews say they are not aware of any
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injuries. and severe storms in the mid west have left more than 140,000 homes and businesses without power. most of them in ohio where american electric power reports considerable damage to its electric system. the storm knocked down page power lines, uprouted trees and flooded underpasses. rain has helped crews battling the yarnell fire which killed 19 elite firefighters two weeks ago. they say it's now 100% contained. our chief meteorologist rick reichmuth in the extreme weather center. rick? >> shep, monsoon rains. that's the same thing early monsoon season. you get those lightning strikes and that's what causes a lot of fire. you get a few weeks into monsoon season and you get a lot of rain there that gives a lot more moisture to the ground. when it starts to prevent so. future fires. more rain coming through the press cot area and yarnell and thunderstorms it looks like the next four to five days that monsoon activity is going to be very strong. it's great news to see that rain there down across
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areas of the southeast, i will tell you what though can't really catch a break. more rain falling today and flooding concerns as we move forward in the next couple of days. see another two to three inches in the few areas here especially parts of georgia, south and north korea and in towards virginia. be very careful as you move forward the next couple days. got to tell you one big break though that storm you were just talking about in areas of ohio, it's that same front that's brought all of the rain now across the southeast. take a look at your temperatures tomorrow. we have not seen these kind of cooler temperatures it across the mid-atlantic and the northeast in a very long time after this big heat wave. a very nice break, at least for a couple of days. temps back into the 70s. back into the 90's by the time we get to the early part of next week. shep? >> shepard: it's a beautiful thing. cell phone companies like to brag about nationwide coverage. all those colorful maps of the united states, demonstrates all places their smart phones work perfectly. nowhere on those maps will you find the spot where the company actually makes the device. that is until now. so much for sell in may and go away.
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>> shepard: it was a great day for your 301 k and ira. wall street once again moved right into record territory today as investors reacted to a speech by the fed chairman ben bernanke. he suggested that the fed will continue its efforts to keep interest rates low for the foreseeable future. wall street loved that. all the major indices sored more than a percent with the dow and s&p 500 hitting new all-time highs. the labor department reports 16,000 more people filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week. but analysts say the number still suggests companies are are steadily hiring. the tech giant motorola is set to produce the first smart phone ever made in the u.s.a.
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many tech companies design their devices here but then manufacture and assemble them overseas. company officials say they are opening a plant in texas to assemble a new smart phone the motox and they are creating some jobs along with it casey stegall in our dallas newsroom tonight. casey? >> >> yeah. shepard. 130 million americans has one of these things and not a single one of them is manufactured here at home in the united states. that is until the assembly lines fire up here in north texas by the end of summer. this is where the google inspired smart phone will be made at a former nokia cell phone plant here in fort worth adding more than 2200 new american jobs. >> everything that you can imagine you are required to run a manufacturing facility, so you have test engineers. you have materials people. people in it with expertise in it. you have production supervisors. production management. and then, of course,
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operators for the production line. >> now, remember, the outrage over the apple products coming from china, well the tech giant later said it will eventually assemble a mac computer line here in austin. motorola tells us it hopes others, too, will be inspired considering the u.s. has lost five and a half million manufacturing jobs in recent years. shep? >> shepard: casey, nokia unveiled a new smart phone today, right? it's called the loomia. it's a 1020. 41 mega pixel camera. for comparison the latest iphone has 8 mega pixel it uses microsoft's windows software but can you get it it only through at&t. analysts say nokia is trying to catch up with the tech giant samsung and apple. we may be one step closer to finding a cure for cancer. that's from researchers from an ford in california. they are about to go into human trials for what they're calling a wonder drug which they say kills cancer.
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would be participants are reportedly flooding in as you might imagine. this comes two months after a ground breaking study in which a doctor reportedly developed. >> anna: at this body that breaks down a cancer's defense mechanisms inside your body. well, a new study out indicates diet soda might make you think twice before opening another bottle. this study is a bit disturbing. plus, the biebs calls president bill clinton to tell him he is sorry. oh beebs. we will tell you what he did this time. and how president clinton responded next. every purchase earns you 2% cash back, which is deposited in your fidelity account. is that it? actually... there's no annual fee and no limits on rewards. and with the fidelity cash management account debit card, you get reimbursed for all atm fees. is that it? oh, this guy, too. turn more of the money you spend into money you invest. it's everyday reinvesting
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can help you do what you do... even better. could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. yep, everybody knows that. well, did you know some owls aren't that wise? don't forget i'm having brunch with meghan tomorrow. who? meghan, my coworker. who? seriously? you've met her like three times. who? (sighs) geico. fifteen minutes could save you...well, you know. >> shepard: canadian better known as justin bieber says is he sorry for cussing out bill clinton and spraying on him. tmz posted video of him doing it most of it not fit for television. here is a still frame. the biebs called to apologize and offered to help the clinton foundation
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and bieber sent out a tweet that reads bill clinton thanks for taking the time to talk, mr. president, your words meant a lot, hash tag great guy. he online quotes a source saying president clinton took it well responding with like all is well if that's the worst thing you have only done. we can only presume it is not. before we go our team's top five things of the day number five, analysts say a price for a equal loan of regular gas up four cents over the last week and could jump another 15 cents in the next two weeks. number four, researchers at purdue university say diet soda may be as bad for you as the regular soda. number three a state department spokesperson says theresa heinz kerry, the secretary of state john kerry's wife is now recovering after her seizure last weekend. doctors have upgraded her condition to good. number two, officials release passenger's 911 calls from the minutes after saturday's deadly plane crash in san francisco. some are heard begging dispatchers for help. number one, closing arguments in the george
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zimmerman murder trial, prosecutors called zimmerman a wanna be cop who tracked down trayvon martin. the defense goes tomorrow morning and that's "the fox report's" top five. and on this day in 1988, terrorists carried out an attack on a cruise ship it happened aboard a greek vessel as it moved towards arena in athens. tourists reported gunmen opened fire detonated hand grenades on the deck. killed nine people and injured dozen more. they believed the gunmen were trying to hijack the ship to force the release of a palestinian militant. gunmen escaped on a speed goat. suspected arrested the following year. most of them still on the loose after striking at sea 25 years ago today. and now you know the news for this thursday, july the 11th, 2013. i'm shepard smith. we're all back tomorrow, noon pacific, 3:00 eastern for "studio b."
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al-and we'll have coverage with no commercial interruption tomorrow morning of the closing arguments in the george zimmerman murder trial. the o'reilly factor is coming up. stay tuned. >> bill: the o'reilly factor is on. tonight: >> judge, this was a trick. doesn't the court realize this was a trick. >> my -- >> bill: surprising turn in the zimmerman martin trial the judge says the jury can return a verdict on a lesser charge that has prompted outrage from the defense and bolsters the perception the fix is in against zimmerman. herald will analyze. >> he has the right to live his life. let him live his life. he is only 19 years old. >> bill: incredibly there are some american loans sympathizing with the boston marathon killer. >> are you guys concerned about the nsa? >> um, not really. >> do you know what the nsa is? >> nope. >> and is the american public getting dumber? is tha